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with linchlgs to al qaeda may have been involved in the attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. the september 11 attacks on the consulate in benghazi claimed the lives of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other u.s. personnel. the attack came as muslim protested a u.s.-made film which they say insults the prophet muhammed. white house press secretary jay carney said the fbi investigation is ongoing. he said the investigators have no information at this point that suggests that the attack was significantly preplanned. carney said that investigators are now looking into al qaeda affiliates, in particular the group known as al qaeda in the islamic magreg. >>> the conflict of interest in syria is causing more human suffering and civilian casualties. opposition activists say 55 people were killed in an explosion at a gas station triggered by a government air strike. amateur video shows the site in the northern city near the turkish border. people are suffering from a serious shortage of daily goods and were lined up at the station to buy fuel. a day earlier, rebel fighters had seized a location
to close on tuesday. >>> japan's foreign minister and the u.s. defense secretary have been discussing how to defuse the tension between japan and china. gemba and leon panetta met on monday. he said they pn to solve the problems calmly based on a broad perspective. >> translator: we agree that japan and the u.s. will work together to prevent relations from worsening. >> panetta met later in the day with japan's defense minister. panetta told reporters that tokyo and washington agreed the disputed islands are covered by the u.s.-japan treaty. he said the u.s. will not take sides and urged both countries to act with restraint. >> the united states as a matter of policy does not take position with regards to competing sovereignty claims. it's important that diplomatic means on both sides be used to try to constructively resolve these issues. >> japanese business people in china have looked out of their pla plants. they don't like what they see. what's t view from the facto factori factories. >> some are seeing protesters and they are pulling down their shutters as protesters turn nasty in ch
on the national debt. >> tom: and on capitol hill, new questions about the role of high frequency trading and u.s. markets. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: there was more evidence today of the struggling global economy. stocks around the globe sank on weak japanese trade figures, as well as a drop in chinese manufacturing activity for the eleventh straight month. the news here wasn't better. the conference board's index of leading economic indicators edged down a 0.1% in august, suggesting growth will stay sluggish in the second half. so, it's no surprise that the international monetary fund announced today it plans to cut its global growth forecast by a few decimal points when it releases its report next month. the i.m.f.'s currently forecast calls for growth of 3.5% this year, and 3.9% next. erika miller reports. >> reporter: global economic growth appears to be hitting a wall. a "bric" wall that is. there's growing evidence that economic growth is slowing in virtually every part of the globe, even the world's fastest growing economies. the term "bric" was coined a decade a
of the groups members landed on one of the senkakus. >>> the u.s. federal reserve has stepped in again the try to stimulate the economy. the central bankers will get more money circulating through a tool called kwa eed kwau eed qu. >> the employment situation remains a grave concern. while the economy appears to be on a path to moderate recovery, it isn't growing fast enough to make significant progress reducing the unemployment rate. >> the federal reserve announced it after a meeting. bernanke says members wants to see sustained improvement. >> the idea is to help the economy again to grow quickly enough to generate new jobs. >> committee members plan to keep interest rates low until mid 2015. the federal reserve has done this twice before over the past few years. we followed those events as our economic correspondent in our washington bureau. we've been hearing a lot of debate. why did the fed go answer read. >> it's all about jobs, jobs, jobs. the numbers released last weeks shows that the u.s. unemployment rate is hovering around 8%. it's around 6% in august 2008. lehman brothers declared
they ha not spott it. u.s. defense secretary leon panetta urged japanese and chinese leaders to act calmly to resolve the dispute. he held talks in beijing with the defense minister. panetta said the united states is concerned about east asian maritime security. >> the point of this is to send a very positive message to all the nations of this region and the world that we intend to establish a relationship that is healthy, stable, and reliable and continuous. >> he says he hopes to resolve the problem through peaceful kie log but japanese leaders are fully responsible for the unrest. >> translator: china is watching the developments very closely. we have the right to take further action. >> chinese state news reported he came out in opposition to comments panetta made in tokyo. the u.s. defense chief said the san can you can you islands lie within the area covered by the security treaty. he added china expects the u.s. to maintain the neutral stance regarding conflicting claims of sovereignty. business leaders in china are responding in different ways. yucat how are business leaders and bu
, to rising fees for a.t.m.'s and overdrafts, a new survey shows free checking is anything but. and apple sells five million iphone 5's over the weekend, but some expected more. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: u.s. investors began the week focused again on the global economy. the latest sign of worry: business confidence fell in germany for a fifth straight month in september. the international monetary fund today called on the international community to help finance the bailouts of euro- zone countries. that had u.s. markets following global markets lower. the dow fell 20 points, the nasdaq lost 19 and the s&p was down three. those worries in europe, are part of the reason the international monetary fund is shaving it's outlook for the global economy. the i.m.f.'s managing director says the trend has been clearly heading down. and, as darren gersh reports, she is calling on leaders in europe and the u.s. to change direction. >> reporter: the managing director of the i.m.f. has been described as the world's chief financial fire fighter. and today, christine lagarde urged policy
on auto exports, china fires back on unfair trade practices by the u.s. from stocks to oil and gold prices, we get the outlook for what to expect between now and the end of the year. and a birthday for "occupy wall street". while protests and arrests mark the movement's first anniversary, a look at what it's accomplished. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! trade tensions between the united states and china are heating up again. this morning, the two countries challenged each other in the world trade organization. the u.s. is accusing china of illegally subsidizing auto and auto parts exports, and hurting u.s. made goods. and china claims trade laws here, open the door for illegal tariffs on a wide range of chinese products. sylvia hall breaks down what's behind the latest flareup. >> reporter: here in the u.s., the auto and auto parts industries employ about 800,000 american workers. the government says those workers are hurt by the money china gives to subsidize its own auto industry. and in ohio, a key swing state fueled by cars, president obama promised a crack down: >> these are subsid
a great board. >> and you are authorizing the corporation to file the papers with the i.r.s. in may, 2013. >> so i could get money for my (c) (4), use that for political purposes, and nobody knows anything about it till six months after the election? >> that's right. and even then, they won't -- >> that -- >> -- know who your donors are. >> that's my kind of campaign finance restriction. >>> welcome, trevor potter. >> thank you. >> you know that's funny, but it's not a laughing matter by november we'll be drowning in money. this flood just keeps rising. i brought a story in "the financial times." a campaign group backing barack obama is pushing to raise up to $150 million in coming weeks, you know, tit for tat, to counter the republican's financial advantage and an expected advertising blitz for mitt romney. and that just strikes me aan l-out, inescable arms race >> in a way, and i know this will sound a little odd that's not entirely a bad outcome for this election. because what -- where we have been is that the republicans have proven they have an enormous advantage of raising money. th
changer in the defense industry, two of europe's biggest players look to join forces, just as the u.s. defense industry prepares to slim down. >> susie: the latest census numbers are in, and a record 46 million people remain below the poverty line. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: thinner, faster, taller. we're talking about apple's hotly anticipated iphone 5. it was unveiled today in san francisco, and investors were impressed, juicing the shares up to $669 a share. but does the new device live up to the hype? erika miller takes a closer look at whether the new iphone will be fruitful for apple. >> reporter: this is the new device that could upset the apple cart in the smartphone indury. apple c.e.o. tim cook unveiled the iphone 5 in san francisco. and it has new features designed to fend off competition from rival android phones. >> it is an absolute jewel. it is the most beautiful product we have ever made bar none. >> reporter: now the nitty gritty: the phone is made entirely of glass and aluminum. so it's 18% thinner, and 20% lighter than the last version. it
people want to see results now and not in the distant future. >>> u.s. president barack obama challenged world leaders to stand up against violence against americans. he said his government had nothing to do with a film made in the u.s. that ridicules the prophet mohammad. >> i have made it clear the united states had nothing to do with this video. it is an insult to muslims but america as well, that i have witnessed after nearly four years as president. i remain ever hopeful all right world that we live in. the war in iraq is over. american troops have come home. al qaeda's been weakened. and osama bin laden is no more. >> obama took the podium six weeks before the u.s. presidential election. he spent much of his time defending his record on foreign policy. >>> to coincide with the open egg ofhe general asell blame, british charity has released a video report on children in syria who are suffering from the escalating violence. many syrian children are haunted by the memory of seeing family members killed in front of their eyes. they have observed children becoming overaggressive. some h
>>> obama's resolve. >> make no mistake, justice will be done. >> the u.s. president condemns an attack on an american consulate in libya. barack obama has criticized what he called an outrageous and shocking attack. gunmen stormed the consulate in libya on tuesday. they killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the gunmen fired into the consulate in the city of benghazi. they threw handmade bombs into the compound, sparking fires. demonstrators in inn libya and elsewhere in the middle east have staged protests against a film made in the u.s. protesters say it blasphemes the prophet muhammad. >> the united states condemns in the strongest determines this attack. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> obama said the attack will not break the bonds between the countries. the president of libya's national assembly apologized at a news conference in tripoli. mohammad garias acknowledged that film insulted the prophet muhammad. still, he said retaliatory attack cannot be tolerated. the film at the heart o
criticized the nationalizatioof the islands. he said t purchase was a farce. xi urged u.s. leaders not to intervene. the islands fall under the scope of the security treaty. the treaty should not apply to the territory. a senior u.s. defense official quotes panetta as saying u.s. officials won't take sides. panetta is urging diplomats to keep talking to resolve the issue diplomatically and peacefully. >>> japan's coast guard officials are keeping a close eye on government ships in waters off the senkakus islands. there's no sign of a chinese flotilla. they have spotted 16 chinese patrol ships around the area since tuesday. they are fishing monitoring ships and vessels. at least six of those ships have now left the area. two were cruising near japanese waters on thursday morning. earlier this week, 1,000 fishing boats were heading for the area around the islands. but the coast guard says it hasn't spotted the flotilla. >>> police in ja paz may be looking into hacking. someone tampered with the websites of at least 19 government organizations. officials with the national police agenc
help for the economy, coming in three days. the u.s. central bank holds a two-day policy meeting this week, ending thursday afternoon, perhaps by announcing more stimulus. stock investors today were tentative ahead of the meeting. the dow slipped 52 points. the nasdaq lost about 32 and the s&p 500 dipped nearly nine. we start with suzanne pratt looking at what options remain for the fed, and how investors might react to them. >> reporter: as has been the case frequently this year, all eyes here on wall street, have been looking south about 200 miles, to washington. what trars have been watching is what happens here at the federal reserve. and, this week is no different, more watching and waiting for more stimulus. it is widely anticipated fed policymakers will decide once again to step in and try help the economy. >> we're expecting another round of quantitative easing, q.e.3., they'll probably buy mainly u.s. treasury securities. at the same time, they'll probably extend the language on when they expect to be hiking rates from 2014 to 2015. but, even if the market gets more assi
. apple shares fall; major averages drop, too. the worls most valuabl company makes up nearly 5% of the s&p 500 index. thanks to apple's huge gain this year, the s&p is up 14%. on the other hand, the apple-less dow is up only 9%. and don't forget the tech-heavy nasdaq. apple accounts for 13% of the weighting in that index. thanks to the shine in apple shares, the nasdaq is up 19% this year. with apple's outsized influence on the market, a warm welcome for iphone 5 tomorrow might make more than apple shareholders happy. but some market pros say it's a stretch to think apple has kidnapped the stock market. >> i would not argue that, as apple goes, so goes the market. i think there's a lot of other sectors that we're also paying attention to. and granted, we've been overweight the technology sector, but we're also overweight things like materials and the consumer discretionary sectors. >> reporter: still, even wren concedes apple's effect on the market is more than mathematical; it's also emotional. which brings us back to the iphone 5, likely to get a good reception tomorrow from techies. b
and a rejection of what is happening and the u.s. embassy represents the symbol of america as a people and government so people, the demonstrators, had a loud voice and as a government, it's our responsibility as the government of egypt we protected the embassy. we do not condone any attack against any embassies or any guests. this is a part of our principles and culture and what our religion orders us to do. >> rose: so the united states government and egyptian government are friends, not enemies? >> ( translated ): we are not enemies, of course. >> rose: you're our friends? >> ( translated ): for sure we are friends. >> rose: allies? >> the u.s. president said otherwise. >> rose: i know he did. but i'm asking the egyptian president. do you consider the united states an ally? >> ( translated ): this is depending on the definition of an ally. we have a real partnership in the interest and we want to achieve the interest of the world and to participate in many issues-- diplomatic, political, economical-- exchange of expertise in several areas. so the understanding of an ally as a part o
advertising the older 4-s version its store today. the company is also facing backlash against its new map app. the software replaces google maps and websites have already sprung up mocking apple's innacuracies. but that controversy didn't seem to hinder sales today. >> i'm pretty sure an update will clear everything up anyway. it's that simple. >> reporter: by midday, lines at many apple stores were already much shorter. but don't be fooled. this is expected to be the largest consumer electronics debut in history. by some estimates, apple could sell as many as 10 million iphones by monday morning. that would be twice what was sold the opening weekend for the last iphone model, the 4-s. for apple, a lot is riding on this launch. the iphone is its best-selling prodt. >> the iphone 5 drives approximately 70% of the profitability for apple. so this probably their most critical product launch out of all their product lines. and, to the extent that apple only comes out with a new iphone on an annual basis, clearly, this makes or breaks the year. >> reporter: apple shares didn't get much of a pop to
billions of dollars to buy bonds to rev up the u.s. economy and create more jobs. on wall street, investors applauded the move and stocks surged. as policymakers wrapped up a two-day meeting, they said they took this action because, without it, economic growth might not be strong enough to create jobs. but the fed's latest rou of quantitative easing, what everyone calls q.e.-3, is different this time. the fed will buy mortgage backed securities rather than u.s. treasuries. it will buy $40 billion per month. more importantly, the fed said the buying is open-ended-- it promised to keep buying until the job market "improves substantially." and the fed pledged to keep interest rates "exceptionally low" through 2015. stocks rallied right after the fed announcement. the dow jumped 206 points, the nasadaq rose 41.5, and the s&p ded points. fed chairman ben bernanke described today's move as "a main street policy." darren gersh reports. >> if you are unemployed or worried about keeping your job, the federal reserve today had a clear message for you-- "we're here to help." federal reserve chairman
clinton tonight in charlotte. my guess is we'll get a great rendition of how good things were in the 1990s but we're not going to hear much about how things have been in the last four years. >> holman: meanwhile republican presidential nominee mitt romney continued debate preparations at a private home in vermont. however he took a quick trip to an appliance store in nearby lebanon, new hampshire, where he spoke with supporters about the needs of small business. wall street hesitated today, after a profit warning from the shipping giant fed-ex. the company said it's being hurt by a slowdown in business-- the latest sign that the global economy is dialing back. that was enough to keep stocks in check. the dow jones industrial average gained 11 points to close at 13,047. the nasdaq fell five points to close at 3,069. the passage of hurricane isaac has exposed oil from the 2010 spill, along the louisiana and alabama coastline. b.p. acknowledged today that the oily tar came from its record- breaking leak at a gulf well site. the tar balls and mats had been buried under sand since then, but re-
to attack the site. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton urged caution on iran's nuclear development. >> we believe and we share this common position that iran has a right to the use of peaceful nuclear energy. but iran must abide by its international obligations and -- >> she said iranian leaders cannot be permitted to get a nuclear weapon. >> clinton has urged southeast asian leaders to work together towards calm in the south china sea. she want them to resolve territorial disputes with china without intimidation or the use of force. clinton is on a tour of southeast asia and china ahead of the asia-pacific economic corporation forum this week in russia. she met with indonesian foreign minister in jakarta. clinton says it's in the u.s. nation interest to keep peace in t south china sea. >> we encourage asean and china to make meaningful progress towards finalizing a comprehensive code of conduct in order to establish rules of the road and clear procedures for peacefully addressing disagreements. >> asean members met in july, but disagreements over cambodia, vietnam and philippines
, this man says all that red ink is a national security issue. formerenator sam nunn joins u.s. >> susie: and with record low interest rates continuing, where best to invest in bonds, it's tonight's "street critique." >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the housing recovery is looking better and better. more economic data showing that the housing sector is getting stronger. sales of existing homes jumped nearly 8% last month to a 4.82 million unit annual rate. that's a two-year high. construction of new homes and apartments rose 2.3%. the big gain was in single family homes. erika miller takes a closer look behind the numbers and gives us a status report on the housing recovery. >> reporter: when it comes to real estate, august is typically a slow month, but the latest housing data suggests there was strong momentum heading into the fall. the median price for a home resale surged to $187,400 during the month. that's up nearly 10% from a year ago-- the biggest year-over-year price increase since the housing boom went bust. that wasn't the only encouraging sign. distressed
revised job numbers to make its case. the u.s. bureau of labor statistics said yesterday there were nearly 400,000 more jobs created in the previous year that ended in march. that would mean that there are a higher number of jobs than when president obama took office. but the u.s. still has four million fewer jobs since before the collapse of the financial sector. there's other sobering data as well, showing a still sluggish recovery. the commerce department revised its estimate of second-quarter economic growth down yesterday from 1.7%. mitt romney seized on the change in springfield, virginia. >> we are at 1.3%. this is... this is unacceptable. >> woodruff: other economic indicators also paint a mixed picture. the stock market itself, while down today, has been climbing in recent weeks to its highest levels in nearly five years. today, the dow jones industrial average lost almost 49 points after a weak manufacturing report and worries over europe to close just over 13,437. and the housing market may be stabilizing. a key index showed home prices rose in july to the highest level in almos
to normal as soon as possible. >>> a man who helped shape a u.s. foreign policy are asking both sides to take a step back. he was a senior advisor to george w. bush. we sat down to get his views on the situation. >> reporter: former deputy secretary richard is an expert on security issues in the asia pacific and the japan-u.s. allian. his art is to bring calm to the situation. >> i think japan should do what japan can do to cool tempers, to explain to our public what's at stake here. i realize this is a difficult time for japan because of what will be impending elections but it's also difficult for china because of her impending power transfer, not elections. i think if that can be put in the minds of people clearly we'll have enough time to be able to resolve this in a reasonable way. >> the job of the u.s. is to keep the temperature cool. nay are actively working behind the scenes. >> i know the government of the united states is quietly talking japan and china. we have failed our growing relationship with china. >> amitage view reflects growing concern among american officials. the
: demonstrators protested outside u.s. embassies around the arab world today, two days after the american consulate in libya was attacked. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we have new details about the killing of the u.s. ambassador in bengazi and the film that fueled the anger there and elsewhere. >> brown: plus, we get perspective on the middle east nearly two years after the arab spring uprisings. is it now a more dangerous place? >> woodruff: then, as the federal reserve unleashes a new program to encourage job creation, we assess the potential impact on consumers and the u.s. economy. >> brown: fred de sam lazaro reports on a helping hand for low-income american entrepreneurs, inspired by loans offered in the developing world. >> i used it to purchase about 30 handmade senegalese drums. >> we used the money to fix the store. >> we used the microgra dollars for, at the time, was to... more signage. >> woodruff: and on the daily download, margaret warner examines how the presidential campaigns are using social media to amplif
attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans, including the ambassador. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight: we get the latest on the deadly assault, believed to have been planned in advance and sparked by an anti-muslim internet video. >> woodruff: plus, we examine the move by governor romney to criticize the president's handling of the libya tinderbox. was it justified or not? we hear from th sides. >> ifill: then, jeffrey brown looks at how the latest iphone upgrade is accelerating competition in the smartphone industry. >> woodruff: are chemicals sprayed in oregon's forests dangerous or not? we have a report from our partners at the center for investigative reporting. >> they're spraying with helicopters all these ridged tops, so everything they're spraying up top eventually gets down to all of these residents. >> forced application of herbicides is done in accordance with all state laws. and we believe it does not represent an unreasonable harm. >> ifill: and margaret warner gets a snapshot of poverty in america,
straight month of gains for the s&p case- shiller home price index. and consumer's are feeling more optimistic. the conference board's confidence index rose to 70.3 in september, marking its highest level since february. these two groups, consumers and housing, are significant because of their influence over the entire economy. >> with the improvement in consumer confidence, we think that consumer spending could pick up as we go into next year. especially since the housing market is showing signs of life and moem prices are starting to firm up. but the encouraging data didn't help stock prices today. instead, comments by central bankers in the u.s. and europe weighed on today's trading. the dow lost 101, the nasdaq shed 43, the s&p is down 15. the head of the philadelphia federal reserve questioned what he called the "meager benefits" of the fed's latest bond buying program. and a european central bank member said his agency would not help restructure greek government debt. also weighing on stocks today, high anxiety about third-quarter earnings. u.s. corporate profits have outpaced
. >> woodruff: what's behind the drop in s.a.t. scores? ray suarez looks at the surge in the number of students taking the test, and what it tells us about learning. >> ifill: plus, we talk with journalist bob merry. his new book explores how voters, pollsters, and historians judge presidents. >> you can't be a leader of destiny, as i describe it, and change the critical landscape simply because you got elected president and willed to do it. the country has to need that or want that. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects s. >> intel. sponsors of tomorrow. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... ths program was ma possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama faced an internatio
sparked by an online video made in the u.s. that mocks islam and the prophet muhammad. the protests have set off a vigorous international debate about religion and violence and the boundaries between free speech, intolerance and incitement. after ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed in libya, secretary of state hillary clinton categorically rejected the message of the anti-islam video. at the same time, she reiterated u.s. support for the freedom of expression and deplored the violent response to the video. >> we condemn the violence that has resulted in the strongest terms and we greatly appreciate the many muslims in the united states and around the world who have spoken out on this issue. violence, we believe, has no place in religion and is no way to honor religion. >> also in washington, top interfaith leaders, several of them muslims, came together to denounce the violence. they strongly urged their communities to reject activities and speech that stoke religious hatred. >> we must oppose all efforts to divide people in the united states, in libya, i
of the oil fields now being developed by russian oil company s is the size of switzerland. it was first discovered during the soviet era. at that time, there was no way to transport the oil, so it was left untouched for nearly 50 years. >> translator: currently, we have five tanks with a capacity of 3,000 cubic meters. one for processing and four for storage. and construction recently began for two tanks of 10,000 cubic meters. >> reporter: for decades, the population of the local village has been falling. there were no jobs. the oil field development prompted the population boom. it's also brought new infrastructure to the village. >> translator: the number of children has increased, and there are too many to enter our kindergarten. more people are getting married and having babies. we're seeing many new families. >> reporter: at one time, transport of the region's crude oil was handled in part by the trans-siberian railway. but by december of this year, there will be about 4,700 kilometers of pipeline directly connecting the oil fields to the port. re than doublinthe export capacity.
- struggling economy. u.s. employers did add 96,000 jobs in august, but that was ll srt of expectations. in addition, revised numbers showed 41,000 fewer jobs were created in june and july than first estimated. and the key manufacturing sector dropped 15,000 workers, the largest decline in two years. president obama left charlotte shortly after the report was released, traveling with vice- president biden to portsmouth, new hampshire. there, he emphasized that overall, the private sector is adding jobs. >> today, we learned that, after losing around 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, business once again added jobs for the 30th month in row, a total of more than 4.6 million jobs. ( cheers and applause ) but... but that's not good enough. we know it's not good enough; we need to create more jobs faster. we need to fill the hole left by this recession faster. we need to come out of this crisis stronger. >> brown: and the president insisted all of that could happen much faster, provided republicans in congress are willing to work with him. >> if the republicans are serious about being
cars and threw rocks outside a u.s. military base in kabul today, as protests continued over an anti- muslim video. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we focus on the war in afghanistan, after weekend attacks killed six u.s. troops and caud $200 million worth of damage to american assets. >> ifill: then, we turn to the presidential race, where republicans are retooling their message amid sliding poll numbers. >> woodruff: spencer michels has the story of the conversion of a climate change skeptic, but that turnaround won't end the argument. >> the global warming debate centers on years of data and whether it is reliable and also on politics. >> ifill: are doctors padding bil and overcharging medicare? hari sreenivasan examines an investigation into possible fraud. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: movg our economy for 160 ear bnsf, the engine that connects us. intel. sponsors of tomrorow. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and envir
for other reasons will have to ask about their immigration status, if it seems in doubt. the u.s. supreme court upheld the provision last june, but opponents made a final bid to delay it. nato leaders today defended scaling back joint operations with afgn forces as "prunt and temporary." the decision followed attacks by afghan soldiers and police on coalition troops. nato secretary-general anders fogh rasmussen said the announcement proves the afghans are "already capable of operating on their own." and white house spokesman jay carney said the u.s. remains on track to withdraw most troops by the end of 2014. >> the policy of gradually turning over security to afghan forces continues. and that is ptf a broader strategy that will result in more american troops coming home and afghans taking more and greater responsibility for the security of their nation. and that process continues. >> sreenivasan: some british lawmakers warned that scaling back joint operations with the afghans could undermine the transition. there was new violence today over that american-made film that disparages the pr
of factories large and small will ship over 200,000 tons of shrimp to the u.s. this year. but there's a darker side to the business here. one that involves human trafficking, corruption, and violence against workers. >> warner: we look at the growing use of potent and sometimes deadly street drugs, known as bath salts, also the subject of our extensive online report today. >> woodruff: plus, jeffrey brown explores an intriguing scrap of paper that just might show jesus was rried. >> so jesus said to them-- that would be his disciples-- "my wife." it is the only extant piece of early christian literature where jesus talks about having a wife. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank y
a quarter of the c.f.o.'s polled say their biggest worry is the upcoming fiscal cliff: >> some thrding about where things really are going, so they can set strategy and execute that strategy. we're going to be stuck in this for a while. as for the c.e.o. survey from the business roundtable, the chief executives point to the coming fiscal cliff and the potential impact from higher taxes and government spending cuts. chairman of the business roundtable, boeing c.e.o. jim mcnerney said the uncertainty is "cold water olong-term planing." >> reporter: i'm erika miller in new york. still ahead, i'll look at how the outcome of the presidential election could impact gold prices. i'll interview gold trader anthony neglia. >> tom: european markets tumbled as greek workers called a 24 hour strike to protest new austerity measures. over 50,000 people gathered to protest new salary and pension cuts, near the parliament building in athens, and some of the protests erupted into violence. on wall stre: the dow fell 44 points, the nasdaq lost 24, and the s&p down eight points. >> tom: radio shack shook up it
to be as boring as possible, money market funds have set off a fierce regulatory battle. last month, the s.e.c. deadlocked over new rules to strengthen money market fund regulation. today, the new financial stability oversight council headed by the us treasury said it is preparing to act to protect the economy. >> if investors get any sense that there might be a failure, they'll all race for the exit. and that's the equivalent of a run on the bank and there is no one there-- no one like a parent with capital or the fdic to supply capital if there's that kind of race for the et. >> reporter: three options are on the table. instead of a fixed value of $1, money market funds could be required to use a floating value. regulators are also considering whether money market fund companies should hold some of their assets as a buffer against a surge in withdrawals or whether to require investors to wait before they can get back a portion of their money. the s.e.c. could try again to pass new rules, but if it doesn't, the stability council could decide some big money market funds need closer regulat
around the muslim world for a fourth day with protests outside u.s. embassies in the middle east, africa, and asia today. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on the demonstrations, and the return of the remains of four americans killed in libya. >> woodruff: then, did the big bank bailouts here in the u.s. work? ray suarez gets two views on this fourth anniversary of the fall of lehman brothers. >> brown: david brooks and ruth marcus analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and hari sreenivasan talks with journalist sasha issenberg about his new book exploring how the campaigns are mining data to boost turnout in november. >> whether you are likely to default on your loan or pay off your bill on ti o run up $500 on your credit card in a given month, on trying to predict who you are going vote in november, who are you likely to vote for, what issues do you care about. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf and from carnegie foundation >> andi
wang was dismissed as vice mayor. he fled to a u.s. consulate, and then investigators started to question him on allegations of corruption. that triggered a series of events that led to bo's downfall. bo is now under investigation for violating communist party discipline. bo's wife was given a susnded death sentence last month for murdering british businessman neil haywood. she say wang tried to cover up the involvement in the murder. >>> china is hinting at possible countermeasures against the japanese government's plan to purchase the senkaku islands in the east china sea. japanese officials said earlier that the government has reached a broad agreement to buy the eyelets from the owner to establish effective control in a peaceful manner. chinese foreign ministry spokesperson reiterated that the islands belonged to china. >> translator: japan is moving to nationalize the islands. this hurts the chinese people's feelings. >> hong said china is watching developments and will take necessary measures to defend it's sovereignty. >>> a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck off coast ka
's struggling economy. few expect that to happen. nhk world, new york. >> the drill u.s. forces are leading in the persian gulf. 34 nations are taking part. we went aboard a ship and japanese mine sweeper to bring us this first hand look. >> reporter: this u.s. navy support ship was built 41 years ago and was due to be decommissioned earlier this year. the vessel was used to land troops but has since been equipped for mind sweeping duties. it has been deployed in the region since june. the ship is at the center of the naval exercise which is aimed at the ability to keep shipping lanes open in the persian gulf. iran has threatened to choke off ship traffic passing through the strait of hormuz in the gulf. >> we are out how far? 80 miles from the iranian coast. >> reporter: speedboats play a key role in the persian gulf. crew members practiced firing warning shots while we were on board. in the drill scenario two suspicious vessels are ignoring warnings and coming closer. it's the largest ever held in the persian gulf. japan which depends heavily on middle eastern oil is among the 34 nations
to deal with extremism in their midst. >> thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> in the u.s. there's an ongoing debate over the limits of free speech highlighted by two recent events. a federal judge in new orleans temporarily blocked a city ordinance that outlaws preaches on bourbon street after dark. it the law bars people from disseminated social religious or political messages on the street between sunset and sunrise. the american civil liberties union filed suit on behalf of a preacher after members of her ministry were arrested. in new york city a prominent egyptian american blogger was arrested after painting over a controversial subway ad that equates jihad with savagery. the hotly debated ad now in several subway stations urges people to defeat jihad and support israel against, quote, the savage. several muslim and interfaith groups have protested the ads. the sponsors insist they are protected by the first amendment. in other news there was more scholary debate this week over the so-called gospel of jesus's wife. an ancient scrap of papyrus a harvard professor says might
chairman of the u.s. nuclear regulatory association. the first meeting is scheduled for early next mow. spokespersons say they will use the recommendations to draw up an action plan by the end of the year. this will include reviewing safety measures and improving access to information. tepco president says a company qualified to operator a nuclear power plant has to take measures to prevent a possible accident. the turn around plan includes restarting a nuclear plant in central japan by next april at the earliest. residents of some communities are already voicing their opposition to that proposal. the accident prompted people in japan and abrd to scrutinize the nuclear industry and members of the cabinet finalized plans for a largely independent nuclear watch dog. the cabinet decided to inaugurate the watch dog on wednesday of next week. the commission will replace the nuclear and industrial safety agency. that agency is controlled by the economy, trade, and industry ministry which has promoted atomic energy. people criticized it after the accident for lacking independence. >> translat
the anti-islam film produced in the u.s. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we assess what's fueling the anger in the muslim world, and what can be done to tamp it down. >> woodruff: then, ray suarez examines the move to end a rite of passage on some college campuses that's turned dangerous and sometimes lethal. >> today we saw students that were a part of it and that were excited about it, that were standing up saying i commit to end hate. >> brown: we go behind the frontlines with the rebels in syria to a town that's turned into a vicious battleground, its people ravaged by war. >> a year ago none of these men had ever carried a gun or a bomb. today they're making them. >> woodruff: we update the presidential race as mitt romney releases his 2011 income taxes, showing he paid at a rate of 14%. >> brown: and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf
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